Globe and Mail – Canada

Jaguars, Ravens players kneel during anthem after Trump’s call for NFL boycott

At the first game since the President stepped up criticism of NFL players, dozens of Baltimore and Jacksonville players did not stand for the anthem

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:38 pm

Many Rohingya still trying to escape Myanmar, witnesses say

Recent refugees say tens of thousands of people are in hiding as they wait to flee to Bangladesh

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:14 pm

Trump continues North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally

Trump and Kim Jong-un have traded increasingly threatening and personal insults over the past week

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:58 pm

Germany warned against election apathy as Merkel expected to win fourth term

Angela Merkel and her main challenger Martin Schulz both warned that low voter turnout could help extreme parties

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:23 pm

Anthony Weiner to face sentencing Monday in sexting case

Mr. Weiner pleaded guilty to transmitting obscene material to a minor, and prosecutors have asked for a sentence of slightly more than two years behind bars

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:15 pm

Trump expected to announce new restrictions as immigration ban expires

Officials haven’t said which — or how many — countries will be affected by the new restrictions, which could take effect as soon as Sunday

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 1:11 pm

Catalonia separatists defy Spain, distribute ballots for independence vote

Spain’s government has called the Oct. 1 vote illegal, but separatists have vowed to continue

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:47 pm

News 24 – South Africa | Iraq’s Kurds set for independence vote

Iraqi Kurds were preparing to vote in a referendum set for Monday on independence for their autonomous northern region, despite warnings within the country and from its neighbours Iran and Turkey.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:22 pm | Panel falls from aircraft, smashes into car

A panel has fallen from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:15 pm | Swiss vote against plan to save pensions

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a divisive pension reform plan that the government said was vital to safeguard benefits.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:15 pm | Six injured in suspected acid attack in London

A suspected acid attack in east London injured six people, police say adding that they have arrested a 15-year-old male.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:16 pm | New 6.1-magnitude earthquake shakes already jittery Mexico

A strong new earthquake has shaken Mexico, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 9:39 am | Syria drops off the radar at UN assembly

Syria’s war has taken a new turn with the expected recapture of Raqa from the Islamic State, but world leaders gathered at the United Nations seem to be paying little attention.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 4:57 am | Denmark arrests man for allegedly sending drones, cameras to IS

A Copenhagen court has jailed a man for 25 days under Denmark’s anti-terror laws for allegedly shipping drones, components for unmanned aerial vehicles and infrared cameras intended for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 8:59 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Swiss voters nix pension reform in national referendum

Voters in the alpine nation rejected a plan that would have increased taxes to fund state pension coffers. The retirement age for women would have also gone up, as the nation struggles to deal with an aging populace.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:08 pm

Car bomber targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan

At least three civilians were wounded when a suicide car bomb targeted a convoy of foreign forces in Kabul. A NATO team has arrived at the scene of the blast.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 9:42 am

US sends bombers over North Korean coast

In a display of military strength, US bombers and fighter escorts have flown over North Korea. As the war of words ramped up, the move was designed to show Pyongyang that President Donald Trump means business.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:58 am

Uber’s London license to be suspended, Uber to appeal

Transport for London (TfL) has announced it will not renew Uber’s private hire operator license. TfL cites Uber’s lack of corporate responsibility for the decision. Uber will appeal the decision.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:34 am

Luigi Di Maio: The populist leader eyeing victory in Rome

A 31-year-old politician has been chosen to lead the anti-establishment Five Star Movement ahead of national elections. With M5S clearly ahead of traditional parties in the polls, he may be Italy’s next prime minister.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 11:10 pm

Row in Spain breaks out over control of police in Barcelona

Spain’s central government and Catalan regional authorities are arguing over the control of police forces ahead of the planned independence vote. Madrid considers the referendum to be illegal.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 8:02 pm

French far left protest President Emmanuel Macron’s labor reforms in Paris

The protesters oppose sweeping changes to France’s labor code, which make it easier to lay off workers. But Macron defends his reforms, saying they’re needed to bring down France’s stubbornly high unemployment rate.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 3:39 pm

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